Homer Features

  • Endurance hiker and author Jennifer Pharr Davis speaks about her hikes and her book, “Called Again,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Homer Public Library. The 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, in 2011 Davis hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days becoming the fastest person to...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:15pm
  • The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College offers a wide variety of classes in the visual and literary arts this fall and winter. Most classes begin the week of Aug. 25. Online registration is available at kpc.alaska.edu./kbc and walk-in registration is hel...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:14pm
  • Pier One Theatre’s summer season continues with four plays opening this weekend. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Aug. 28, 29, 30 at the little theater on the Homer Spit. All shows are “pay as you can,” with tickets available at the Homer Bookstore or at the Pier One box office. For mor...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:13pm
  • Anchor Point poet Shannon L. Schrader is within $100 of her goal to help fund production of “Out of Darkness,” a collection of poems she wrote about dealing with depression. Photographer Jessica Rawls illustrated the book. Through Kickstarter, the crowd funding program, Schrader has raised $707 ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:11pm
  • “He was a rather large bear,” said Daniel Bunker. “Still, actually, fairly feared by the other bears.”  Bunker, who works for Alaska Hallo Bay Bear Camp, noticed this particular bear last summer while guiding a Disney Nature camera crew in Katmai National Park. One of the bear’s paws ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Now that the August primary has ended, school has started, the silver salmon run has slowed down and the Kenai Peninsula Fair is over, it seems calm around here. Almost too calm, you know, like that scene in a Western film where a tumbleweed blows down a dusty, deserted street and an old cowboy play...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:21am
  • She tried three times in three years, but after 3,700 miles, at 8 p.m. last Thursday, British adventurer Sarah Outen paddled her kayak, Krissy, up to the Homer Spit and finished a Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to North America. “It took a bit, a wee while,” Outen said. “I need some rest, s...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:56am
  • Starting next week we enter the Twilight Zone of not-quite summer but not yet fall. Here in Alaska, traditional definitions of fall like the autumnal equinox don’t always work. Alaska, living true to its motto of “North to the Future,” starts fall early. Consider these upcoming dates: • At 1...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:46pm
  • The Homer Public Library seeks two-dimensional artwork for display at the library. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Performing and media artists join together for “Nature’s Walk: An Evening of Dance and Multimedia Performance” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre. With artistic director Breezy Berryman, the dance and multimedia performance features works by Berryman, Katherine Helen Fi...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:23pm

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